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11 "unanswerable" questions for atheists - answered (Aron Ra)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jun 6. 1 Reply

If you spend any time around YouTube and have any history of looking at atheist material (or even theist material!), you will inevitably run into: "XX Questions Atheists Can't Answer."  These are occasionally followed by: "XX Questions Atheists…Continue

Tags: apologist, answer, questions, unanswerable, Aron Ra

worshipping narcissists (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jun 3. 1 Reply

They're all around us: people who perceive the world as revolving around them and will go to considerable lengths to make it so: narcissists.  Such beings have been with humanity, I suspect, since humanity emerged from the gene pool.  Even worse,…Continue

Tags: narcissist, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 2. 42 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

appropriating morality (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 1. 7 Replies

We've all heard the claim: "Human morality comes from god."  And we've all seen for ourselves what Yahweh's "morality" looks like, from condemnations of homosexuality and the treatment of women as chattel to inexplicable sanctions against the eating…Continue

Tags: morality, appropriating, TheraminTrees

Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 19. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 10. 5 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

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Comment by Loren Miller on August 29, 2017 at 7:35am

Hey, Joan!  It's great to hear that Patricia is okay.  Please wish her my best ... and tell her to Get Her Butt BACK HERE!!!

Comment by Randall Smith on August 29, 2017 at 7:13am

I'm with Bertold (and Carl). No pineapple will ever ruin my pizza again!

Joan, have you tried to talk Patricia into rejoining A/N? I always loved her comments.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 28, 2017 at 11:11pm

Carl, I know, and I am ashamed of myself to let such a great friend down, however, I really like Hawaiin Pizzas. 

Oh! Boy! your pizzas sound delicious: 

* peanut sauce, sausage, and onions! 

spicy buffalo chicken pizza!

I'll have to get my granddaughter over here and try these combinations. She is one dandy pizza maker and I have never heard her speak of these concoctions. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 28, 2017 at 10:45pm

Joan, you just ruined Bertold's day. ;)

I've never had pineapple on pizza but I've had grilled pineapple and liked it.  So I think having it baked on pizza with the accompaniments you have in your recipe would be quite fine with me.

I don't normally stray away from "traditional" pizza toppings but I confess to loving pizza with peanut sauce (instead of tomato), sausage, and onions.  My brother made this at his house.

I also surprisingly liked spicy buffalo chicken pizza.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 28, 2017 at 9:42pm

Here is my favorite Hawaiian pizza, as opposed to my Italian pizza, or my Asian pizza, or my Greek pizza.

  1. recipe homemade pizza crust 
  2. 1/2 cup (127g) pizza sauce, homemade 
  3. 6oz shredded mozzarella cheese 
  4. 1/2 cup cooked ham, chopped 
  5. 1/2 cup (82g) pineapple chunks, fresh
  6. 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 28, 2017 at 7:58pm

I like pizza and I like pineapple, but in my world anyway, never the twain shall meet. So this article I ran into today from the Babylon Bee tickled my funnybone.


Hell Introduces 13 New Varieties Of Pineapple Pizza

HELL—The demonic forces of Satan proudly announced Thursday the debut of 13 new varieties of pineapple pizza, designed to torture millions of humans deceived into consuming the hellish abominations.

The exciting new spins on pineapple pizza were forged in the fires of the hottest portions of hell, and are designed to cause the greatest pain and suffering on earth as possible.

“We expect the new Krazy Pineapple Kale pizza to be especially nefarious,” one high-ranking demonic official said in a board meeting unveiling the new assault on all things good and holy. “The pizzas shall masquerade as good and wholesome food, but in reality they shall be agents of His Darkness Lucifer. Hail Satan! Hail Satan!”

Other varieties the armies of Satan are preparing to foister upon unsuspecting humans worldwide include Deluxe Lutefisk Pineapple, Tropical Tuna Pineapple, and Pineapple Marshmallow Delight.



It must be my day for psychedelic food encounters. Went to Powells City of Books in Portland and saw this:

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 28, 2017 at 7:49pm

Update just received from Patricia. I asked her if she could get her groceries delivered. She rides her purpler scooter to the store and to any other place she goes. Her husband, Rick, is now relying on a scooter for his getting about. I can picture them scooting around Williams Lake, side by side, or one after the other. 

Here is Patricia's response: 
Hahaha, this is Williams Lake......everything is nearby. No delivery here for groceries, but I can do a shopping in less than an hour, including the scootering there & back again. The smoke has been much better for the last few days so I've been able to get out without wearing the mask.

We seldom get rain, & autumn starts in mid-July here, as we can tell by the smell of the air. The nights are getting cooler & frost can happen at any time now. Snow used to begin at the end of October, but since global warming, it's often December now before we get much of anything.

So many jobs lost for the loggers, ranchers/farmers, & many will not recover. Its just been too wide-spread & devastating so much. The luckiest ones have been we retired people, & those of us who came home to intact houses, are the best off.

We all got good settlements from home insurance for mass evacuation, so we went & purchased a 13.8 cu. ft. upright freezer. Our 7 cu. ft. chest freezer was just too small for the way we shop now, so we thought it was no time like the present to replace it. I also can no longer reach the bottom of a chest freezer, so it's all good now. Many others lost their freezers & fridges due to a power outage, so we were lucky that way too. The power did go out, but not for long enough to cause any issues. Our fridge is only a year old, so was glad we didn't lose it.

More than a million hectares burned the last we heard. Another aggressive fire started up just outside Kelowna, & that's near where our daughter lives. It just never ends......


Comment by Joan Denoo on August 28, 2017 at 5:48pm

Carl, New York-style cheesecake, and all the rest are my favorites, too. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 28, 2017 at 3:15pm

Hear! Hear! For New York-style cheesecake (or any other type of cheesecake.)  It's long been one of my favorite desserts.

Joan, thanks for posting that eclipse photo.  VERY cool.  

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 28, 2017 at 3:04pm



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